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61. Tri-Cities: Pasco, along with Kennewick and Richland, helps form the Tri-Cities region.  
62. Tri-City Dust Devils: The Dust Devils are a Class A farm league team for the Colorado Rockies. The team's home is Pasco's Gesa Stadium.  
63. Palm Springs of Washington, The: There's a sign at the edge of town that dubs Yakima the "Palm Springs of Washington," alluding to the sunnier weath...  
64. Yakama Sun Kings: Was a team in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) until the Yakama Indian Nation shut down its operations ...  
65. Lilac City, The: Official nickname for Spokane, Washington.  
66. Gateway to the Alaska: A nickname for Seattle that hearkens back to the Alaska Gold Rush, when prospectors would get outfitted in Seattle ...  
67. Gateway to the Pacific: A nickname for Seattle  
68. Gum Wall: The "Gum Wall" is a just that, a wall of a building with chewed gum stuck to it. It's an odd landmark found at the ...  
69. Poverty Rock: Used to describe the entire city of Mercer Island, because of its general affluent nature.  
70. couv, The: shorthand form of Vancouver, used lovingly by locals  
71. spendy: anything expensive or overpriced.  
72. Poverty Rock: Tongue-In-Cheek reference to the wealthy area Mercer Island.  
73. Glove, The: Nickname for long-time Seattle Supersonic Gary Payton, given to him for his excellent defensive skills and populari...  
74. Tacoma Aroma: Tacoma's claim to fame, caused by the gross, caustic fumes from the local paper mill. Although sulfur emissions hav...  
75. Microsoftland: A nickname for Redmond because of the main Microsoft headquarters campus.  
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A historic mansion that is now used to host visitors and events, and to offer bourbon tastings and house a bourbon cooking school.

1. Old nickname for Milwaukee, esp. in the 19th century. The source of the nickname was the cream colored bricks once manufactured in Milwaukee.

2. is also a very well known skatepark and lots of pro skateboarder skate there.


Was posted on a billboard in the 70's (I think). Initially referred to all of the layoffs from Boeing in the 60's and 70's since Boeing was the major employer in the area, but has since been used whenever a major employer has done layoffs (i.e., Boeing, Microsoft, etc.).

A newcomer to Alaska. The word comes from the Chinook and can be used nicely, or disparagingly to describe an ignorant or obnoxious outsider.